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  • Italy – Spain: Where Will the Game Be Won and Lost

    As the first semi-final of the Euros looms we get to witness the tournament’s two best and most decorated coaches collide in Luis Enrique and Roberto Mancini. Both former beloved sons of Barcelona and Sampdoria respectively, both tasked with healing wounds of footballing nations after falling, getting to work on rebuilds to usher in more…

  • Tactical Preview: Spain vs. Italy

    Italy-Spain has become something of a Euros classic, in the same vein as the PSG-Barcelona clashes in the Champions League. Both teams have met in the previous three editions of the tournament; in 2008 La Roja overcame the Azzurri through penalties in a tense quarterfinals affair that ended goalless, then thoroughly outclassed them four years…

  • Tactical Preview: England vs. Ukraine

    As the dust barely begins to settle from the historical victories of both England and Ukraine, they are now aiming to go one step closer to the ultimate goal. Two sides that are very much polar opposites. England are one of the favourites to win and are yet to lose a single game, whilst Ukraine…

  • Tactical Preview: Belgium vs. Italy

    As we reach the business end of Euro 2020, it’s been nothing short of an entertaining showcase. This edition of the tournament will arguably go down in history as one of the best in recent times. We’ve been spoilt with all sorts of drama, from a flurry of own goals to David & Goliath clashes…

  • Italy and Turkey: Two Dark Horses for Euro 2020

    It’s here! Get that Mario Balotelli six-pack celebration meme out, dust off that old CD single of ‘It’s coming home’ and start practicing that iconic Marco Van Basten volley in your garden, the delayed European Championships of 2020 (why is it not 2021, it’s confusing the life out of me) has come around and Euro…

  • Tactical Preview: The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final

    With the Champions League Final just a few days away, this article analyses the previous match played between Chelsea and Manchester City and seeks to find out what challenges lie ahead for both teams on the big night. Both teams did not field their best eleven in the game, but there were some patterns that…

  • Match Preview: Villarreal vs. Real Sociedad

    After a heavy defeat of 4-0 against FC Barcelona on match week three, Unai Emery’s side has put together an 11 match undefeated streak in all competition including respectable draws against Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid. However, the third placed Yellow Submarine perhaps face their toughest test yet on Sunday when they take on league…

  • What is Next for Manchester United?

    As Jesse Lingard pounced on Kasper Schmeichel’s error to put Manchester United 2-0 up away at Leicester on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League season, it felt like the feel-good factor had returned to Old Trafford as the Red Devils secured Champions League football for the 2020/21 season in 3rd place — despite…

  • The Prospective Dark Horses of the 2020/21 Championship Season

    In May 2017 Huddersfield Town clinched the most unlikely of promotions to the Premier League after they beat Reading on penalties in the play off final. David Wagner, then Huddersfield manager, described it as a “fairy tale” which isn’t a hyperbole considering The Terriers finished 19th the season before.   Huddersfield were just another team…

  • Tactical Preview: Real Madrid vs. Manchester City

    With Manchester City failing to protect their title as Premier League Champions, there has been a spotlight on their performance in the Champions League this season. Despite a 2-1 away win in the first leg of the round of 16 back in February, the Citizens face a tough task to progress past the recently crowned…